An effective financial investigation can disrupt terrorism organizations and interrupt, deter, or even stop operational terrorism activities before they can begin. In this three-day course, students develop an understanding of how financial systems are used to support terrorism activities and transnational criminal organizations. Students will work with tools and methods to investigate the manipulation of financial, communication, and business systems used for illicit purposes. Students will learn how to work with suspicious activity reports, crucial financial records such as Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) messaging, and records used in banking and money services businesses. They will also learn how to gather information and evidence on other means of value transfer methods associated with money laundering, the black-market peso and forms of trade-based money laundering, hawala, and other alternate remittance systems, and virtual assets (cryptocurrency).
covered in this course include:
• Illicit finance
• Money laundering and trade-based money laundering
• Value transfer methods
• Critical thinking in case planning
complete this course and pass the post-test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
the CECFE, 3CI, and 3CIA certifications.
This intermediate course is intended for investigators, analysts, regulators, and prosecutors who encounter or anticipate encountering transnational crime, transnational crime groups, or terrorism financing. This course is suitable for those who have at least a general understanding of financial crime and money laundering criminal investigative, analytical, regulatory, or prosecutorial tactics, techniques, and procedures.
NW3C may cancel any class for any reason and without notice.
NW3C is not responsible for non-refundable travel accommodations lost or rendered moot as a
result of a class cancellation.
hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the
material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your
computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your
experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other
students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software
Mandatory Operating System
• Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft windows 10 or later or macOS v10.12 or
later. Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Mandatory Software Requirements
Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab
• Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live
online training environment, Webex Training Center.
• Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our
live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand
with the Webex Meetings application.
• Dual monitors
will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view
presentations, see the instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second
monitor is needed to join and complete hands-on practical exercises. Not being
able to see both interfaces simultaneously will make it difficult,
if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large
screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will
NOT work. Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple
• Hard-wired, high-speed
Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient,
however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also
provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
• Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live training class and a microphone
is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and
provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a
headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your
If you have
any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please